Cauleen Smith—In Space, In Time

February 8–11, 2024

BAMPFA presents three nights of work by Los Angeles–based Cauleen Smith, including two programs of rarely shown short films and a screening of her seminal, recently restored feature Drylongso

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  • Drylongso

  • H-E-L-L-O

  • Fullness of Time

  • Pilgrim

  • Crow Requiem

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Past Films

  • Short Films: Epochal Cultures—Chicago and New Orleans

    • Sunday, February 11 2 PM

    Cauleen Smith portrays two vital Black urban cultures, Chicago and New Orleans, through several short fantasy and documentary films that are largely imbued with local music and that focus on creative personalities and locations vital to these great cities.

    Cauleen Smith and Steve Anker In-Theater Livestream Conversation

  • Short Films: Black Echoes and Imperatives

    • Friday, February 9 7 PM

    This is a program of ten films that weave together multiple styles into portraits of people and places, both real and imagined, from renowned activists and artistic visionaries to the filmmaker herself. 

    Cauleen Smith and Steve Anker in Conversation

  • Drylongso

    • Thursday, February 8 7 PM
    Cauleen Smith
    United States, 1998

    “An enduringly rich work of DIY filmmaking, Drylongso remains a resonant and visionary examination of violence (and its reverberations), friendship, and gender” (Film at Lincoln Center). With two short films, The Changing Same and Lessons in Semaphore.

    Cauleen Smith and Brandi Thompson Summers in Conversation